International Museum of Art & Science

1900 W Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The International Museum of Art & Science is a Smithsonian Affiliate and fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. IMAS is the premier art and science museum of South Texas and contains over 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. The IMAS galleries host a number of revolving art and science exhibits each year. The museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits and to learn about original works of art while encouraging creativity and innovation. The IMAS permanent collection includes more than 2,000 natural history and geology specimens and 4,500 folk art and textile objects. The 1,500 fine art works in the permanent collection reflect many countries and artistic movements beyond Mexico, dating from the 16th century to the present.


The IMAS will have interactive activities in the McAllen Public Utility BioZone and Ann Moore Art Studio. Children can learn and play in the Seed to Plate exhibit. Also on exhibit are Abstractions by Anne Marchand, Mexican & Latin American Folk Art from the IMAS Permanent Collection, and the Science On a Sphere exhibit.

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